Rockwell supplies Trusted TMR controller to Turbine Technology Services |

Rockwell supplies Trusted TMR controller to Turbine Technology Services

February 28, 2012 - Turbine Technology Services (TTS) designed a solution to offer triple modular redundancy (TMR) for gas turbine control applications. This solution leverages control technology from Rockwell Automation.

Over the past decade, TTS has worked on numerous projects in regions such as North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Aging power plants and gas compressor stations in these locations often require upgrade and modernization services to extend their operational lifetime in order to reduce outages and decrease downtime.

Core to the TMR gas turbine solution is a Rockwell Automation Trusted TMR controller designed to provide enhanced safety and availability for power generation and gas compression applications. The Trusted controller incorporates a fault-tolerant architecture to help eliminate spurious system trips. It also provides high availability as part of its inherent safety-related functionality.

The Trusted TMR design uses a majority voting process to identify the source of a fault. Random hardware failures will cause one of three process control "slices" to react differently to the others. This discrepancy can then be captured and reported by the voting system. The Trusted TMR system reacts immediately to control-system faults, helping meet the user's safety integrity requirements.

"We are truly honored to be working with Rockwell Automation to implement the Trusted TMR solution for gas turbine applications," says Tony Thornton, President of Turbine Technology Services. "We see this association as a win-win for both companies as we seek to further enhance our respective product offerings and solutions to the gas turbine marketplace. Also, the timing of this new initiative is significant given the number of GE "F" class gas turbines that are fast approaching a need for TMR control system retrofits."

"The Trusted TMR solution is ideal for gas turbine applications in the power generation and gas compression industries," says Eric Fidler, Director of Global Oil and Gas Sales for Rockwell Automation. "TTS is delivering a leading-edge solution for customers seeking high availability in their turbine applications."
About Turbine Technology Services Corporation

Turbine Technology Services Corporation provides gas turbine technology expertise and turbine engineering and construction services worldwide. The company's experience and ability to provide technical solutions has led to the successful management of numerous gas turbine installations and modernization projects, and the provision of innovative and unique engineering solutions to gas turbine customers.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information and makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Rockwell Automation employs about 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.


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